Ed Mulkey, Jr. died two weeks ago. He worked with my sister Frances at the First National Bank in Marietta. When I hear his name I don’t first think of the 1st National Bank of Marietta, but of the Dixie Inn in Woodstock, Ga, just north of here. His father, Ed Mulkey, Sr. owned it.
Monday, November 20, 2023
I Almost Choke To Death at the Dixie-Inn
I remember the Dixie Inn well. It was in Woodstock on Canton Road, about just north of Hwy 92. My family liked to pick up fried chick in white to-go boxes on sometimes on Sundays. I do not know if it was the fried batter or the thin white boxed that kept the heat in, but whatever, it worked!
I worked as a carry out boy at the Big Apple Grocery Store on weekends when I was in high school. If they had a special worth driving to Woodstock for after work chances are we would go.
At times, we have bought their specials and then go to the Drive-In Movies.
The evening that I remember with a chill they had “all you can eat” fish, I think it was red snapper.
While enjoyed the fish and seeing how much I could eat suddenly a fish bone lodged in my throat. I fell to the floor kicking. I thought I was dying. I couldn’t breathe.
No one seem to help me. I think a waitress, ignoring me, had to step over me to deliver her food.
Somehow, it wasn’t my time, the bone popped out. And I jumped up back into my seat, somewhat embarrassed.
And I’m still here.
But the Dixie Inn isn't. A tire company is in its place.